Scottish Widows Investment Partnership is expanding its business into UK institutional and wholesale market, offering its services to a broader international client base.
To support this, SWIP has appointed Simon Wombwell as head of UK distribution, where he will take overall responsibility for UK sales and client management. He will work into Andy Frepp, director of global sales and marketing.
Wombwell previously worked at Mellon Global Investments as head of UK distribution and Newton Fund Managers as managing director.
Chris Walker has been appointed as managing director of international and will take responsibility for developing international business at SWIP.
SWIP has offices in the United States and Japan, with activity in Italy and the Nordic region. It plans to expand its offering overseas, particularly in continental Europe.
SWIP director of global sales and marketing Andy Frepp says: Simon’s appointment is a reflection of our commitment to bolster our service to both existing and new clients in our biggest market. We are delighted he is joining us.